“One of the best written songs to come through my studio has been “Cowboy’s Last Ride” with lyrics and music by songwriters Randy Zahara and Jim Shaw. Check out this couplet: “Silver buckle pride wrapped as tight as a knot Put out to pasture and then forgot” Ego can get ya, man. The song is full of good lines, and performed with artistry and depth by the great Dale Ziech. This was a special project to work on. Check out the song at the link:” - Ezra Cipes (Ezra C Productions)
"SONGS FOR THE MIND, FOR THE HEART, & FOR THE SOUL
The music of Shades and Degrees is designed to provide unique and insightful perspectives that are relevant in todays world. Songs are entertaining, memorable, meaningful, relatable, and they cover a wide range of human emotions and concerns.
Recorded by Shades Degrees Featuring Special Guests
1 Cowboy's Last Ride Dale Ziech with Bran Sanders & Nils Loewen
2 Starlight Steve Collom
3 Never Thought You Would Jessie Brown
4 The Road Songstowearpantsto
5 Casey & Finnegan Songstowearpantsto
6 I Am Rock N' Roll Songstowearpantsto
7 Van Gogh Songstowearpantsto
13 Dear Jane Shades and Degrees
The songs listed above are recordings by Shades and Degrees featuring the talents of extremely gifted guest artists from across Canada, including; Dale Ziech, Bran Sanders, Nils Loewen, Jessie Brown, and Songstowearpantsto!